The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday evening 22nd April 2017. The stunning venue will be “The Chapel”, part of the Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor, England (close to Heathrow Airport – less than a 10k marathon swim distance!).
This event was historically in the Autumn but we are making a permanent move to the Spring. The location caters for nearly 50 Honourees who are less than 6 hours drive away.
The hotel has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate on the Saturday of £89 for double occupancy including breakfast. Call +44 1753 640000 or email email@example.com, ask for a room in the Beaumont Estate and cite the “International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame special rate Block Code INTE220417” – they do not recognise our initials IMSHOF. You can NOT use this code on their on-line reservation system.
On the following morning, Sunday the 23rd April, there will be an IMSHOF Congress (no fee involved). All attendees from the Induction Ceremony are welcome. Other local Inductees or committee members of Honour Organisations unable to attend the evening session will be welcome depending on space. Please contact me for a special invitation (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The goals of the IMSHOF Congress are to:
- Meet the Executive Committee and other members of the Voting Panel (and indeed others who you failed to meet the evening before) in an informal setting
- Better understand the organisation
- Gain an insight into the policies and thinking behind recent difficult topics including: failing a WADA type performance enhancing drug test, swim customs of longer size, buoyancy and compression.
- Provide feedback on these and other topics
Finally, participation on the promotion/activities of the IMSHOF, the Executive Committee and Voting Panels is not restricted to a few members. New assistance and representation is always needed – your attendance and participation will make clear your interest!
Regards and hope to see you soon,
Honorees attending 2016 Induction Ceremony
Ned Denison, IRL (2012) talks about the difference:
“I attended the 2010 Induction Ceremony for Penny Palfrey and Chris Guesdon (and others) in Florida. It was a casual lunch with about 30 attendees – nice, but lacking something. My time came two years later with more that 100 attendees in the Grand Salon of the Queen Mary Ocean Liner.
I met old friends from around the world, (some I only ever met on email/Facebook), and made new friends. Out of the day came several invites and I found myself swimming in Hong Kong a few months later.
I have attended the last four events and plan to be back in Los Angeles in November, 2016 where I can also catch up with the Catalina and Santa Barbara annual events.”